Under mostly clear skies on a cool day, volunteers, program staff, community supporters and special guests met at the Capitol in Tallahassee yesterday for the annual Guardian ad Litem Day.
In addition to raising public awareness via a table in the lobby of the Capitol, participants also met with their Representatives and Senators to discuss with them the mission, goals and importance of the program.
All of the keynote speakers were very well received, but it was former foster youth Gaby Edouard, able to turn his life around in a most positive way through the benefit of his guardian ad litem, who quite possibly stole the show. His message by way of personal experience exemplified the importance of dependent children having a guardian ad litem to represent their best interests.
Our complete report on the day's events, including the GAL Day 2012 photograph set will be available in an upcoming article. Look for that within the next few days. Follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our blog RSS feed to find out when the article and pictures are available.
Thank you to everyone who participated, worked the event and made it a success!